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Crab's Claw Inn


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Cream of Asparagus Soup
Chive oil, creme frauche, lemon zest
Spring Strawberry & Arugula Salad
Sherry - shallot vinaigrette, poppy seeds.
Crab & Lobster Pot Pie
Vegetables, potatoes,‏ flaky crust
Petite Filet Mignon
Peppercorn - crusted, garlic mashed potatoes, rosemary port au jus
Classic Chocolate Mousse
Whipped cream, fresh raspberries
Wines to follow
Welcome to the Crab's Claw Inn, one of the best restaurants in Lavallette, New Jersey! Don't just take our word for it, we were nominated for a Taste Award for Outstanding Restaurant in the Bar/Pub category. Located on the northbound side of Route 35 (Grand Central Avenue), we have been serving fantastic seafood and an extensive list of bottled and draft beers to our patrons for decades. Our professional chefs prepare a menu that is sure to satisfy our local clientele and seasonal tourists a like. The Crab's Claw Inn is open year-round and is dedicated to providing great food to our local patrons as one of the best restaurants Lavallette New Jersey has to offer. Come on into The Crab's Claw
$10 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Ocean County and usually avoid the crowds but I popped over here on Memorial Day. The staff was on point and speedy with their service. The beers on top were plentiful and they had some rare ones too. The Forgotten Boardwalk, Last...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ShaneSellsSeashells
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in here while in town for a weekend. Great bartenders, complimentary popcorn and even when busy they are patient and accommodating. Shrimp cocktail is amazing and the beer is nice and cold!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rich B
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

We were in Lavalette looking at rental properties and decided to stop at the Crab’s Claw for lunch. The waiter mentioned they had fresh-caught scrod, so we both ordered the beer battered scrod sandwich. It arrived hot and tasted delicious! It was accompanied by fries,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K16kid
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

My birthday always brings my mom and daughter down the Shore for us to go to our favorite restaurant This year we got a pot which was amazing scallops and mushrooms and of course the bisque Everything was perfect Absolutely love going here and highly...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Voyager586565
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

First time here but not the last. We had Scrod, baked potatoes salad and soup then coffee and apple crisp. Also crab stuffed shrimp and it was all great. If you are in the area make sure you visit it is worth the trip. Wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mikep-Brick
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

An off season gem. A very complete menu. Lots to choose from and lots of craft beers and decent wine selection. Whether it is Seafood or Beef they have it all. And it is very good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank billpizzaiolo
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

For the beer lovers out there, this has a lot of tap options. They have excellent burgers and entrees. They also have clams on the half shell that keep us coming back each year! This is a family friendly place with crayons and coloring pages...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fivestarbeachbum
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to the Crab’s claw several times. I find it to be a fun place, particularly during the “off season” when the wait for seating is not always 1 1/2 hours. It’s not gourmet cuisine, but they often have fun bands playing there and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank STravels1
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is the Go-to place for locals which says a lot. The food is good, lots of seafood choices and good salads. I dont' know about the meat dishes, as the only time we had meat here was St. Patrick's day and the corned beef...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sprinkles111
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I’m vegan, but my family wanted to go here for my MIL birthday. After looking at the menu, I’m like what could I possibly eat here?? I asked the waiter (Mike) and he suggested baked potato (very good) with salsa, garden salad ( nice size...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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September 13, 2016|
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Response from MERRIES_13 | Reviewed this property |
Now that is off season as previous traveler suggested your wait time should be less. I would suggest giving them a call!
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Rich F | Reviewed this property |
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